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Bob Gaydos is a veteran of 40-plus years in daily newspapers. He began as police reporter with The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Sun-Bulletin, eventually covering government and politics as well as serving as city editor, features editor, sports editor and executive editor. He was also managing editor of the Evening Capital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from daily newspapering in 2007 after 29 years with the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., where he was Sunday/features editor and, for 23 years, editorial page editor. He won numerous awards for his editorials from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and The Associated Press and in 1992 was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Gaydos continues to write on a freelance basis, including a column on addiction.

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Jimmy Stewart in . Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,. Hollywood's version of a filibuster., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 5, 2021
It's time for the filibuster to go Some (including two Democrats) have suggested going back to the talking filibuster so that there is actual effort required to oppose and maybe some debate on the bill. But there has seldom been any debate provided by the filibuster and, even assuming Republicans are willing to argue for hours on end against expanding voting rights, Biden and the Democrats don't have the time to waste.
Governor Kristi Noem (SD) Keynote Speech Governor Kristi Noem does a virtual fly-by the 2021 OSG Producer Summit to share the story of her hunting heritage, her journey into politics and her thoughts on ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 20, 2021
All the "dumb" GOP governors The real question, of course, is whether these politicians are truly dumb, or just playing a cynical role that makes them sound dumb to a majority of Americans, but enhances their reputation with the core group of Republicans who vote for them, often against their own self-interest. The willfully dumb.
Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees was the first DH in Major League Baseball., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time for universal DH in the majors Pitchers are coddled to protect their arms. Why expose them to injury and embarrassment by making them bat when they haven't been allowed to practice that skill for years? And why, for heavens sake, have a different set of rules when both leagues are under the auspices of Major League Baseball?
USA: Golden statue of Trump greets attendees at CPAC conference in Orlando, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 1, 2021
For Republicans, is the party over? The GOP Big Tent today is flooded with angry white men and women who go to church and ignore what is preached. They believe what they're told and have no use for compromise or, indeed, for government. And beware if you oppose them.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz escaped his state's deep freeze with a trip to Cancun. At first, he blamed his daughters., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2021
For Republicans, lying is easier than governing In his feigned outrage at ABC-TV's George Stephanopoulos, Rand Paul inadvertently disclosed the underlying truth about today's Republican Party: All Republicans are liars and everything they say is a lie.
Liz Cheney, at odds with her party., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The face of the GOP: It's not pretty Who are all those anti-Semites, Holocaust-deniers, Quanons, white supremacists and conspiracy theorists who snuck into the GOP while Liz Cheney wasn't looking?
Series: Death of the GOP (39 Articles, 51989 views)
Curt Schilling says his political beliefs are  keeping him out of the baseball Hall of Fame., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 6, 2021
Baseball, bigots and the Hall of Fame In the matter of Curt Schilling: Should stupidity or bigotry be reasons for disqualification from the Hall of Fame? (History says no.) And should baseball writers be the ones making that decision? Another life lesson from the sports pages.
Recipe for Relapse., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2021
A 12-Step plan for Republicans There is a solution. It has worked for millions of alcoholics, it can work for Trumpaholics, too. But they have to really want to change.
Series: Death of the GOP (39 Articles, 51989 views)
President Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 21, 2021
Dear Mr. President, We're With You Mr. President ... It is my sense that millions of my fellow citizens, including many who did not vote for you, are grateful to have survived an attempt to dismantle our democratic republic and are more than willing to do what is necessary to fix what we learned was broken.
DC Capitol Storming., From WikimediaPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 17, 2021
A quiet walk midst an insurrection Joe Biden faces a monumental task when he becomes president on January 20, but he will have full control of the Congress to back him up and, I believe, fervent support of a vast majority of Americans as well. That white mob that assaulted the Capitol was an embarrassment to this nation, but maybe a lesson as well. American exceptionalism was put to the lie.
Series: Death of the GOP (39 Articles, 51989 views)
Vice President Mike Pence's four years of faithful service to President Donald Trump will culminate in a ceremonial act he's under increasing pressure not to perform., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Trump leaves a stain, if not a brand Trump's four years in office have been a non-stop assault on the rule of law and the principles laid out by the nation's founders more than two centuries ago. They have also been a gross insult to the office of the presidency as he has sought, by hook or by crook, to put his brand on it.
Series: Death of the GOP (39 Articles, 51989 views)
Dr. Jill Biden., From WikimediaPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2020
There Will Be a Dr. in the White House The editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page chose a misogynistic, homophobic, arch conservative to write an insulting hit job on Dr. Jill Biden, for having the temerity to earn a doctorate in education and not hiding the fact. Why do conservatives have such an inferiority complex when it comes to education? Or is it all an act?
Holiday parties can be challenging for people in recovery. Hosts can make things easier., From PixabayPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2020
Even in the age of Covid, "No thank you" is a complete sentence at parties "One drink won't hurt you" is a dangerously ill-informed reply. The same goes for, "A few butter cookies won't hurt. C'mon, it's Christmas." Or, "Get the dress, Put it on your credit card. You'll feel better." Not really.
Doctor Weighs In on Rudy Giuliani's COVID-19 Case Extra's. Billy Bush sat down with Dr. Armand Dorian to discuss the latest COVID-19 headlines. Dr. Dorian, who has not treated Rudy Giuliani, weighed in on his ..., From YouTubeVideos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Wear a mask, don't be like Rudy What is it with Americans especially a lot of Republicans who won't wear a mask? It's the easiest and best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, along with proper social distancing. If everybody does it, fewer people get it, fewer people die, the sooner we can go back to work and we don't have to wear masks. That's not even new math. It's just common sense and decency.
Another mystery monolith appears in California days after Utah and Romania ANOTHER mysterious monolith has appeared -- this time in California -- as the strange metal structures keep popping up around the globe., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 6, 2020
Playing musical monoliths, but with whom? The three monoliths all popped up, seemingly out of nowhere, in remote areas of the planet, at the same time the Arecibo Radio Observatory, our famed ear to the universe, was falling down on itself in Puerto Rico. It's almost as if there's a silent message in the monoliths: Get your act together.
The Arecibo Observatory is damaged beyond repair and has been shut down., From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 22, 2020
On science ,,, some fake, some real Some news for science-wary Americans: A quack doctor on the Covid task force told Americans, young and old, to gather together for turkey. The CDC said otherwise. Also, Arecibo, NASA's renowned ear in the sky, went deaf. Now how will we hear ET?
Spontaneous celebrations of Joe Biden's victory broke out across the country., From TwitterPhotos
(82 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2020
America had a narrow escape I do not state this lightly: No president in my lifetime, not even Richard Nixon, has done more to damage the basic foundations of this nation than Donald Trump. For point of reference, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president when I was born.
Series: Death of the GOP (39 Articles, 51989 views)
A Biden/Harris Lawn Sign., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 1, 2020
A vote against the GOP, top to bottom Republican silence on Trump goes well beyond party loyalty to the realm of blind allegiance to to their leader and/or sheer cowardice, neither of which I want in an elected official at any level.
Series: Death of the GOP (39 Articles, 51989 views)
Image of an old coot, courtesy of   Spongebob Squarepants. A typical, not especially pleasing, representation, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 21, 2020
For the record: I am not an old coot I feel that at a time when the guy I already voted for for president is 78 years old, the guy I never want to be president is 74 years old and the guy I would've preferred become president is 79 years old, someone has to stand up for people who have lived three-quarters of a century and are still contributing to society.
Books have been banned or challenged for a variety of reasons., From TwitterPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Banning books: An American tradition Our education system has a lot of work to do to repair the damage done in recent years. Encouraging reading is a good place to start. Books are available as never before online. And there's plenty of time to read.

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